10 Gross Foods We Can Buy in the US That Are Banned in Other Countries

A glance at Kellogg's Froot Loops' ingredients might explain why the colorful cereals of our childhood are banned in many European countries.

1. Froot Loops

In the U.S, the chicken is routinely washed in a chlorine solution before it is market ready.

2. US chicken

We all know Mountain Dew is not the healthiest of drinks. But, if you still “do the Dew,” you might want to know the lemon-lime drink contains Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO)

3. Mountain Dew

Got rBGH? That's what Europe, Canada, and many other countries are asking about milk produced in the United States, where dairy cows are fed with a synthetic man-made growth hormone rBGH to increase milk production.

4. US milk

Salmon is a go-to meal for many Americans, who enjoy the meaty flavor and health benefits of the omega-3-packed fish. However, the bad news here is there is a big chance that the salmon you are eating is farmed-raised.

5. Farmed salmon

It turns out America's favorite cocktail garnish is actually a forbidden fruit in some countries.

6. Maraschino cherries

While apples are supposed to keep the doctor away, that's not exactly the case for those produced in the U.S.

7. US apples

Little Debbie's smiling face isn't welcome in some countries, as the tasty snack contains food dyes that are a big no-no.

8. Little Debbie Swiss Rolls

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but not if you are having cereals like Rice Krispies, Honey Bunches of Oats and Frosted Flakes.

9. US breakfast cereal brands

Instant Mashed Potatoes like Hungry Jack come with a side of Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA). This preservative is also found in rubber and wax food packaging. So, it's definitely not something you would want in your body.

10. Instant mashed potatoes